Vocal Arts Ensemble
Ann Arbor
Concert Schedule 2018-2019

American Praise, Prairie and Thanksgiving: Boston and Beyond

Sunday October 21, 2018  4:00PM

Great American composers and the pilgrim spirit come alive in our opening concert of the season. From Steven Stucky’s richly textured Three New Motets to Carol Barnett’s inspired settings of early Boston hymns to Ernst Bacon’s rarely heard Three American Songs; from Irving Fine’s sassy Choral New Yorker to Argento’s A Thanksgiving to God for His House, this concert explores Faith, Thanksgiving, Praise and the stretch of America as imagined by composers of great craft.

St. Andrews Church

306 N Division St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Wonder and Merriment

Sunday December 16, 2018  4:00PM

Our Christmas concert features seasonal and sacred music from across the choral spectrum, including motets of Byrd, Palestrina, Sweelinck, Bach, Britten and Corigliano. Also featured will be the splendid Magnificat by Durante (misattributed to Pergolesi), as well as carols both familiar and un. This concert is a perfect way to experience the good cheer, quiet reflection and spiritual power of the year’s close.

As usual, a hearty reception will follow!  

Genesis of Ann Arbor

2309 Packard St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

By the Numbers

Sunday March 10, 2019  5:00-8:00PM

We return to the Ark for our annual cabaret, this time featuring numbers about numbers. A great mix of standards, less familiar gems and fresh arrangements--as well as food and good cheer--figured to make this a not-to-be-missed event.


The Ark

316 S Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dido and Aeneas

Saturday June 1, 2019  8:00PM

VAE takes to the stage in this new production of Purcell’s great one-act opera Dido and Aeneas, which will include a world premiere curtain raiser in the manner of a Restoration Comedy. Henry Purcell fights the demons of love and art as he rehearses Dido and Aeneas at the Chelsea school for girls; followed by the glorious fruits of his efforts.

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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